Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Updated on Monday 05th December 2016

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FAQ-China.jpg1. How can you open a business in China? 

China encourages foreign investments and entrepreneurs can open a business here. However, it is recommended to request the services of a professional based in China who can assist you throughout the procedure.

2. What are the basic legal requirements for foreign investors in China?

China controls foreign investments through a series of legislative matters. Foreign entrepreneurs must observe the rules regarding foreign company ownership and the types of structures they can set up in China. Our lawyers in China can help you with information about these rules and regulations.

3. Do you need special permits or licenses in China?

Yes. Import and export activities and other businesses are regulated and entrepreneurs need to obtain special licenses or permits to be able to conduct commercial activities.
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4. How can a company be liquidated in China?

A company can be liquidated by a mutual shareholder decision or through a court order. Regardless the case, the company will need to be de-registered and the creditors will have to be paid.

5. How can you purchase a property in China?

Foreigners can purchase properties in China, however, it is advisable to perform a real estate due diligence procedure before concluding the final sales agreement.

6. Do you need a visa to enter China?

Yes. The visa will be issued according to the purpose of the visit: travel or business.

7. How can you obtain a resident permit in China?

Foreigners can apply for a Chinese resident permit. However, approval is subject to certain criteria.

8. What are the requirements regarding employment in China?

The Chinese employment law includes obligations for the employer but also for the employee and the manner in which a business/employment relationship can be terminated.

9. Are there any special requirements for marriage and/or divorce in China? 

Foreigners can get married in China. The experts at our law firm in China can help you get married or file for divorce. 

10. How are individuals and companies taxed in China?

Corporate and individual taxation applies in China. The corporate income tax is 25% and various double tax treaties offer advantages for foreign investors in the country.
For more detailed information and other legal issues you can contact our law firm in China.


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